Unfolding the political capacities of design

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dc.contributor.author Domínguez Rubio, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Fogué Herreros, Luis Uriel
dc.contributor.editor Yaneva, Albena
dc.contributor.editor Zaera-Polo, Alejandro
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-01T17:26:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-01T17:26:17Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Domínguez Rubio, F., & Fogué, U. (2015). Unfolding the political capacities of design. In, Yaneva, A. y Zaera-Polo, A. (Eds.) What is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, nature and the built environment (pp. 143-160). Farnham: Ashgate. spa
dc.identifier.isbn 9781472452252
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5948
dc.description.abstract The aim of this chapter is to explore some of the ways in which design can matter politically. More specifically, we want to explore the capacity of design to reorganize what counts as political in our everyday lives. The usual way to explore this question has been to focus on what we would like to call the “enfolding capacities” of design. That is, the capacity of design to inscribe, congeal, or hardwire different political programs and power relations into materials, spaces, and bodies. As a result of this focus, most discussions about the politics of design have typically oscillated between two extreme and seemingly irreconcilable groups: the apologists, who see design and its enfolding capacities as a powerful tool to engineer social, cultural, or economic change; and the critics, who see these enfolding capacities as an insidious “ruse of Power” through which different forms of coercion and domination are silently exerted. In this chapter, we would like to explore an alternative way of thinking about how design can matter politically. To do so, we will focus on a different, and largely ignored, set of capacities, what we would like to call the “unfolding capacities” of design. By “unfolding,” we refer here to the capacity of design to propose and generate new entities and relations. In shifting our attention to unfolding, we aim to open a new way of exploring the political valence of design, one that revolves around its ability, not to prescribe and hardwire politics into bodies, spaces, or material, but to broaden the range of bodies, spaces, and material that constitute the cosmos of the political. This shift, we argue, opens not only a new way of thinking about design but also, and much more importantly, a different way of practicing design as a form of cosmopolitics. spa
dc.description.sponsorship Farnham: Ashgate spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.publisher Farnham: Ashgate spa
dc.title Unfolding the political capacities of design spa
dc.type bookPart spa
dc.description.impact No data (2015) spa
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess en
dc.subject.uem Arquitectura spa
dc.subject.uem Ecología spa
dc.subject.unesco Arquitectura spa
dc.subject.unesco Ecología spa
dc.subject.unesco Diseño spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa

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